Multi-dose drug dispensing and inappropriate drug use: A nationwide register-based study of over 700,000 elderly.

@article{Johnell2008MultidoseDD,
  title={Multi-dose drug dispensing and inappropriate drug use: A nationwide register-based study of over 700,000 elderly.},
  author={Kristina Johnell and Johan Fastbom},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of primary health care},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={86-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the use of multi-dose drug dispensing is associated with potentially inappropriate drug use (IDU). DESIGN Cross-sectional nationwide register-based study. SETTING Sweden. SUBJECTS People aged >or=75 years registered in the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register during October-December 2005. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Potentially IDU, i.e. anticholinergic drugs, long-acting benzodiazepines, concurrent use of three or more psychotropic drugs, and combinations of… CONTINUE READING

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